According to a new analysis done by several scientists, there is an urgent need of funding from the US department of Agriculture regarding the research for the development of more effective sustainable programs in the field of food production.
These scientists are specially concerned in the high rate of water pollution, degradation of soil quality, loss of biological diversity (including essential organisms such as pollinators) and excess of nitrogen in drinking water that the actual agricultural model is causing. They also mentioned the need of changing the actual agricultural model to a more international and inclusive system in which all the sectors and communities are included.
They indicate that those changes should be related to the reduction of fertilizers and pesticides, the substitution of more sustainable inputs and practices following ecological principles, and of course the reinforcement of the relations between producers and consumers, always advocating for fair trade and responsible consumption.
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